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Doom Generation
February 2008
Released: 2008, Locomotive Records/Sound Pollution
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

Tearabyte holds acts like Slayer, Exodus, Violence and Motörhead as their biggest influences and the correct description of Tearabyte’s own music would be a primitive kind of thrash metal that could have been found in America during the mid-80. Even though their music sounds pretty primitive and old compared with the standards of today I find the album pretty charming and fun to listen to and it sure takes me back to the good old days. However, I do have problems with the material. Tearabyte has to learn how to write songs that hold up to repeated listens and the album feels really un-even in certain parts.

Singer and bass player Al Mead simply has to get his voice together because he is the weakest link in the band. The production leaves a hell of a lot more to wish for if the band does not want to be an underground band for all time. It sounds like the guitars comes from a separate room and it sounds like the rhythm section is out on a holiday. It does not sound like Tearabyte is a unit that is out to blast your head with their ass-kicking ground breaking music (like they should). It sounds like there are 3 students rehearsing in grandmas basement with crappy equipment they’ve borrowed from a Dj friend.

DOOM GENERATION is fun for a while. It’s a charming re-release that leaves you with a smile but when you dissect it you soon find out that it doesn’t last any longer than that. This is a disc for people that have recently discovered thrash metal but personally I take it for what it is, a fun album with an amateur charm.
Track Listing

Dark One
Doom Generation
Straight out of Hell
Ghastly Friend
Never Find Trust
Feeding Frenzy
Screaming Pig Fucker from Hell
Shut Up Bitch
Storm of Hate
Final Straw


Al Mead – lead vocals, bass
Kevin Mead – guitar
Jeff Owens – drums

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